Former UC wide receiver Armon Binns is now on the Bengals practice squad and he has been given No. 85, formerly worn by John Standeford. Oh, and Chad Ochocinco.
“Ha, no I’m going to keep the same name,” said Binns when asked about his uniform number.
Binns signed with Jacksonville as a college free agent after going undrafted. He played three preseason games with the Jaguars, catching two passes for 20 yards and one touchdown. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said the Bengals wanted to sign both Binns and Vidal Hazelton as free agents. The Bengals brought Binns in for a workout on Tuesday and signed him to the practice squad afterwards.
“Sometimes they don’t quite listen but you can maybe get them on the rebound,” said Lewis with a laugh. “He’s got really good NFL upside. I think he’s a big man, big time catch radius and he kind of fits to our kind of receiver that we look for and that’s the big guys that can run. He’s got great straight-line speed and his workout here Tuesday was ex...